This is my first sneak peak at what I've been working on the last month or so. I suggest you getting real close, it's cool.
So, This is the style I have decided upon for my Game Exchange Comic, I'm trying to pay homage to the Super Mario Adventure comics, which were so wonderful at giving The Mushroom World's characters depth and soul, not to mention a totally kick-ass Peach.
Gaijin Goombah: You know him, you love him, it's our favorite Fun-Gi, Gaijin.
*Also, I know Kuribo means Chesnut, but the species of Goombah that Gaijin belongs to is still a fungus, the Super Mario World verity are Chestnuts.
The protector of The Game Shrine and all it holds, he lives with his wife, Akiterra, and their friend, Hutch, in their underground abode.
The Portal Gun: Aperture Science's greatest tool. Sealed away deep inside the Game Shrine, to keep it from the grasps of those who would do wrong with it, it will soon be compromised by a master burglar, but for whom does this burglar burgle for?
*First Issue coming whenever
Poke'Ball: Gaijin brought back a clutch of these, complete with tenants, from his trip to Jhoto. These are rare in the Mushroom World, but due to them not being unique or inherently dangerous, Gaijin uses them and the Poke'mon inside, when needed.
Tabard: Tabard is the owner of the Crock Pot Inn (See what I did there?), which is the resides in the closest town to the Game Shrine. He is a lovable old fellow, strong, and well meaning. He's a leader to many in the town and is very welcoming and jovial. He is kind to Gaijin and believes in his cause, helping when possible. Tabard's Inn is a meeting place of many folk, but it is here that Gaijin's crew can meet to plan a mission, study certain legends or artifacts, or just drink and be merry.
*Tabard is named after the Tabard Inn, which is the inn shown in Chaucer's, Canterbury Tales.
Brutus: Brutus is a Goron, who awoke on a beach in SarasaLand, without many of his memories. He was nomadic and was feared as a monster for many years, until he came upon the Crock Pot Inn. Tarbard cautiously welcomed him in and gave him food and drink. Here, Brutus spoke about his past and what he could remember, Gaijin and Guy Vastile eavesdropping on the out of place guest jumped into the conversation, and divulged unto Brutus the knowledge of his kind, homeland, and history.
Brutus, now pleased to have his history, settled in the town, and soon found a talent in business. only a year later and he was a wealthy Goron, who was no longer feared, but loved. He is a down to Earth, realistic, but hopeful and romantic sort. He is often saddened by the home he forgot, but his heart is bright, when playing with the towns children or playing music in the square.
*He is simply named after one of my favorite roles in Shakespeare.
Guy Vastile: (Yea, it's my OC and it's heavily based off of me) Guy Vastile is a shunned and banished Shy Guy, excommunicated for his strong love of individuality. Guy Vastile wasn't un-pleased by this and left his frustrating home-land to pursue his dreams in SarasaLand. He wandered for a time, eventually finding an old Airship wreck, which he claimed as his own, and made a home out of. The Wreck was very close to The Game Shrine and Guy Vastile was introduced to Gaijin, while selling his art in the town square.
Guy Vastile's love of the individual, different, and strange, led him to study many different fields and becoming very knowledgeable in them. Together he and Gaijin enjoy theorizing over the fates of civilizations or examining the artifacts in The Game Shrine. Guy Vastile is the for most and only artist of his kind, is a high-spirited and lay back fellow, and an expert in Hylianology. (Like Egyptology, get it?)
Key Blade: Just an example of the many weapons and artifacts held within the walls of The Game Shrine.
Nabbitt: He makes an appearance. Yea, he's the Burglar.
Luigi's House: I've always theorized Luigi's Mansion and Boo Woods to be in SarasaLand. This would place Luigi's House (Mansion D from Luigi's Mansion, but also seen in Dark Moon), there as well. I had planned to introduce Daisy in the Comic and now, I think, it very likely we'll see Luigi, too.
There we have it, there's a wee peak at the little world I'm making. I hope this will expand my audience and entertain and (God Willing) teach you all.
Keep up the good work. I hope it turns out good.
Thanks, Fooly. I'm expecting interesting reactions, but I'll do everything I can to make this a quality and entertaining product. Hopefully tossing in a little bit of knowledge to boot, it is Game Exchange after all.
Oooooo ~ That's my sound for childlike wonder. Was I accurate?
I can't be sure. My sound for childlike wonder is a high-pith squee.
Usually as a response to anything with Rarity, Typhlosion, or Robert Paulsen in it. Though I have been known to react to The Liberty Bell March, which may have just been a learnt thing, due to my extensive years in the marching band.
Oh, man! the suspense is killing me! *croaks*
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Gotta say, I'm pretty excited for this. Can't wait for the first issue!
Whelp, this is gonna be interesting.